EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Here is a  brief introduction to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Know about "big-t" Taruma (PTSD) and "small-t" trauma (work stress) and see how EMDR can help both effetively.

Shikainah Champion-Samuel

Psychological Therapist

What it Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)?

EMDR aims to resolve certain experiences in a person's life that have had a detrimental impact on their wellbeing. The theory underpinning EMDR is summed up by the statement 'The body keeps the score'.

Approach of EMDR

It is a specialised type of approach that harnesses the natural sleep cycles of the body, namely Rapid Eye Movement (REM) to clear a person's headspace of the emotional falloutfrom certain unpleasant/traumatic/ stressful events. 

How is it useful

It is a highly successful in treating trauma. Please see my above clip where I explain small-"t" and big-"T" trauma.

What kind of difficulties / disorders it can help?

It is found to be effective in treating trauma, depression, anxiety etc